Pottery shards can be dated to the last time they experienced significant heat, generally when they were fired in a kiln. The temperature at which this happens is known as the closure temperature or blocking temperature and is specific to a particular material and isotopic system. Absolute radiometric dating requires a measurable fraction of parent nucleus to remain in the sample rock. On the other hand, the concentration of carbon falls off so steeply that the age of relatively young remains can be determined precisely to within a few decades. It operates by generating a beam of ionized atoms from the sample under test. Ice wedging is not a peat bog in all of earth is possible because the. Accurate radiometric dating generally requires that the parent has a long enough half-life that it will be present in significant amounts at the time of measurement except as described below under "Dating with short-lived extinct radionuclides"the half-life of the parent is accurately known, and enough of the daughter product is produced to be accurately measured and distinguished from the initial amount of the daughter present in the material.
Together with stratigraphic principlesradiometric dating methods are used in geochronology to establish the geologic time scale.
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